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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:45 AM


President Obama will not make nominations on a political basis

I am confident that anyone whom this president nominates for a position is a person whom the president believes is well qualified and capable for the job.

It surprises me how the lack of political hackery in this administration is overlooked so frequently.

Take his very first appointment - Joe Biden. Now does anyone think he picked Joe because it had some kind of electoral advantage? That Joe was needed to pull in the crucial Delaware three electoral votes, or to appease some factional constituency?

Hell no. The formal role of the VP is to do two things - break ties in the senate and replace the president if needed. That's it, and that's all - and the first one is irrelevant anyway. He picked Joe because he apparently considers him to be the best replacement, and because of Joe's longstanding Senate experience, he is a valuable advisor.

There seems to be a genuine resistance to people accepting the simple fact that the president takes his job seriously. He is not playing at being president, but is consistently making what he believes to be the objectively best decisions. In that process, it is also apparent that political considerations are way at the bottom of factors he weighs when making those decisions.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:04 AM

1. Oh, yeah--this pisses me off totally! Democrats overwhelmingly elected him to a second term--

so why shouldn't he place Democrats in his administration? Republicans overwhelmingly tried to make him out to be a terrorist, a muslim, a socialist, a Kenyan, un American, and everything else that is considered a horror in the U.S.

Why, in the hell, should he appoint any G.D. Republican for anything! They are still trying to undermine him in the House and the Senate, on Fox News and everywhere else!

Screw them!!!!

Appoint Democrats, only!!!!!!

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:14 AM

2. Incredibly myopic. Joe Biden was picked, to a large extent, because he resonated with blue

collar Whites that President Obama was having problems attracting. Biden's Senate experience, his foreign policy experience and his position as a party elder that could provide insight were important factors too.

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